Tom Pidcock could claim his maiden world title after winning gold at the European Championships ©Getty Images

Olympic and European champion Tom Pidcock is set to compete in the International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Championships where he is set to challenge for his maiden world title in Les Gets in France.

The Briton is coming off the adrenaline of winning gold at Munich 2022 just days ago and will have his sights set on completing the prestigious three-set haul of finishing top of the podium in the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships.

The men's cross-country cyclist is expected to face fierce resistance from Swiss defending champion Nino Schurter.

In the women's cross-country event, Britain's Evie Richards returns as the title holder.

Among those seeking to knock her off her pedestal are European champion Loana Lecomte of France and Rebecca McConnell of Australia.

McConnell is a three-time Olympian and world bronze medallist.

South Africa's Greg Minnaar is the main focus for the men's downhill discipline with contenders preparing to prevent him from winning his fifth world gold medal.

Austria's Andreas Kolb is due to compete having won the European title recently while Benoît Coulanges could be looking to avenge his second-place finish on home soil.

A win for Myriam Nicole in front of her home supporters will mean the downhill biker will have won three of the last four world titles in the women's downhill event.

Slovenia's two-time European champion Monika Hrastnik has been identified as one of Nicole's opponents that could potentially stop her from accomplishing such a feat.

Brazil's 2021 world medallist Henrique Avanchi is due to participate in the men's cross-country short track, hoping to better Christopher Blevins of the United States on this occasion.

Switzerland possesses two stars in the women's cross country short track, with Sina Frei and Ronja Blöchlinger competing as defending champion and European gold medallist respectively.

France's Jérôme Gilloux is bidding to retain his men’s electronic MTB cross-country title while Switzerland's Nicole Göldi has the same task in the women's class.

The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are due to run from August 24 to 28.